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Hilltop Accommodation Catlins

Accommodation: Hilltop Catlins at Papatowai, on the Southern Scenic Route. Free Wi-Fi internet is available

Choose to reserve either (or both) of our two self-contained houses for your exclusive use. They have fully equipped kitchens, dining, living, and laundry areas.

The Top House, also known as the Lodge, features three double rooms and one triple, plus two bathrooms.

The Bottom House, also known as the Cottage, has a bedroom with an ensuite, another with two twin beds, and a separate shower and toilet.

Hilltop Accommodation is nestled alongside native forest on a sheep and beef farm, overlooking the tiny seaside community of Papatowai, in the heart of the Catlins. We invite you to stay awhile, and share our beautiful ocean and valley views, relax in our tranquil gardens, and wake to the bellbird dawn chorus.

Rated by The Observer as one of New Zealand's top ten accommodation establishments, we are also highly recommended by Trip Advisor, Travelbug, Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, and Let's Go travel guides.


We support the principles of Sustainable Tourism South and the Catlins Care Code, and are taking steps towards sustainability, for instance by providing recycling and composting facilities, encouraging energy conservation, and using renewable firewood for heating. We welcome your ideas to help preserve our unique environment.

Discover and experience Hilltop. Our place is warm and comfortable - even if the weather is not. Most guests that come for one night wish they could stay longer.

77 Tahakopa Valley Rd
Papatowai    Catlins NZ
Tel. + 64 3 415 8028
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